The first two rounds of the 2008 Masters will be televised by ESPN. The USA Network had covered the opening 36 holes for the past 25 years.
(Maybe they just got tired of the theme music.)
“With the worldwide reach of ESPN, and their demonstrated leadership in new media, we think ESPN is uniquely positioned to showcase the Masters and golf to new audiences,” Augusta National chairman Billy Payne said in a statement.
Mike Tirico will host the ESPN telecast. The Masters will be April 7 through 13.
Hey, Mike, Wait for Me!
In other Masters news that you won’t read elsewhere, I’m going.
And after only four short years in the practice round lottery. I do feel lucky. I got my notification in the mail a few weeks ago –- four practice round tickets for Monday. Anyone else want to go?
If my Ryder Cup ticket application is also accepted, 2008 might be the perfect golf year.
The Armchair Golfer
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